Join a naturalist Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m. to discover fun facts about the buckeye tree while hiking the 1.2-mile Quarry Trail at Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park (5779 Riverview Rd., Peninsula). The hike is good for Fall Hiking Spree Credit.
Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park is home to more buckeye trees than any other Metro Park in Summit County. A native of the Midwestern and Great Plains states, the species was adopted as the state tree of Ohio in 1953. It drops its leaves in early fall after they turn orange and red.
The 50th annual Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree begins September 1 and continues through November 30. First-year hikers who complete at least eight designated trails will earn a hiking staff and shield. Veteran hikers will earn the hiking shield.
Call 330-865-8065 for more information.